Innovators: Feature Stories

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STRONG GROWTH AND PRIVATE-SECTOR LEADERSHIP: NL's OCEAN CLUSTER

by wade on April 4, 2012

By Andrew Safer: The Newfoundland and Labrador ocean technology cluster is focused in St. John’s, the City of Ocean Excellence—with a metropolitan area population of 196,000—which is served by 15 research and educational institutions in its surrounding area. The primary driver for ocean technology development in this province has been the requirement to overcome the challenges of developing offshore oil resources in the presence of sea ice, icebergs, and fog. Read more.

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A NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR MARINE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPERS

by wade on December 27, 2011

© Andrew Safer 2011: Leaders from the private sector, scientific community, and government launched an initiative to collaborate on collecting data from ships and offshore structures to increase the knowledge base about the world’s oceans at a meeting at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France on December 12 and 13.   Read more.

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Byron Dawe, Ocean Technology Pioneer

by wade on November 30, 2011

By Andrew Safer with files from Wade Kearley: Newfoundland and Labrador said good-bye to a pillar of the ocean technology community when Byron Dawe, 60, passed away on November 17th. A driving force in the development of the industry in this province, he will be deeply missed.   Read more.

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Situational Awareness Software Ready for the Offshore

by wade on November 24, 2011

 by Andrew Safer:When Hurricane Igor struck Newfoundland in November 2010, emergency response crews sprang into action to mobilize assistance, assess the damage, and forecast Igor’s path. Paul Mitten, Vice President of Compusult, says GO Mobile, the software product the company launched in mid-October, can give emergency response personnel the tools they need to decide on the best course of action in a disaster of that magnitude. Read more.

LOOKNorth Roundtable Cancelled

by Admin on November 24, 2011

Due to the inclement weather the LOOKNorth Presentation scheduled for Thursday, November 24 was cancelled.   It will be rescheduled at the earliest possible date.

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